Reconfigurable 3D graphics processor

  • US 8,988,441 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2012
  • Issued: 03/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A graphics processor, comprising:

  • a pipeline configuration manager;

    a rasterizer coupled to the pipeline configuration manager; and

    a memory coupled to the rasterizer;

    wherein the pipeline configuration manager is capable of configuring the graphics processor to operate in a direct rasterizing mode or a tiling mode to process a sequence of drawing commands received from a processing unit; and

    wherein the pipeline configuration manager is capable of selecting one of the direct rasterizing mode or the tiling mode prior to rendering a frame.

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